Report: Understaffed Ind. agency rushed grades.... Created by kblakeslee on 9/6/2013 11:12:57 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A legislative review has found former Indiana state schools superintendent Tony Bennett changed the grade for a charter school as a matter of "quality control" amid broader problems in the development of Indiana's "A-F" school grades.
The Indiana General Assembly's Republican leaders appointed two analysts to review the state's grading system. The pair released their findings Friday after spending the past month compiling the review.
They found that Bennett's technical staff was overburdened developing the grades. They also reported widespread distrust in Bennett's system among the education community, but say the Christel House school in Indianapolis didn't receive special treatment.
Bennett resigned as Florida's schools chief last month, a few days after The Associated Press published emails showing the grade changes for the school run by a Republican donor.